Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rapids Add Two In Supplemental Draft

The Rapids had the 36th and 54th (and final) picks in today's Supplemental Draft, having traded the 18th pick to Dallas for Anthony Wallace.

With the 36th pick they took Philip Bannister

A forward out of Loylola University. Forward is an obvious need for us with only 4 healthy forwards currently on the roster. Unfortunately he's coming off of season-ending knee surgery, so hopefully he can get back to fitness to show something in camp.

With the final pick the Mr. Irrelevant of 2011 was Javed Mohammed

A defender from the University of South Florida. More depth on the back-line is good, especially with the schedule of games we'll have.

We've now cut or traded 5 players this off-season (Baudet, Earls, Schunk, O'Brien, and Lopez) while adding 7 (Nyassi, Nane, Marshall, Ababio, Givens, Bannister, and Mohammed). That gives us 27 players for 30 roster spots. I'm sure we'll see numerous players trying for a spot when camp opens up next week (such as Michael Holody, who was expected to return to the team this year) and rumors have linked the Rapids to a couple of overseas players. With the expanded rosters this year there's a good chance all 4 of our draft picks can make the team.

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